Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos' in the forum. 3 minutes ago

Yes, INDI on RPI3 needs to be on the mount WiFi network in order to communicate over the same network.

Please turn on Mount logging in Ekos, and then attach it here.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos' in the forum. 3 hours 22 minutes ago

and what's your own IP address? i.e. the IP address of the machine running INDI driver?

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Temperature bug in Ekos' in the forum. 4 hours 25 minutes ago

They're not as stable. We are planning on releasing an update next week, so stay tuned.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Skywatcher AZ GTi with Ekos' in the forum. 4 hours 38 minutes ago

From what I understood, you need to connect to the phone running the Synscan app, and NOT the WiFi dongle IP. What's your phone IP address? and what's the WiFi dongle IP address?

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Where do I set the initial (parking) coordinates of the mount?' in the forum. 4 hours 52 minutes ago

Ok for EQMod, and if the parking position (after parking is complete) looks very wrong when you're already pointed as at Polaris, then go to INDI Control Panel --> EQMod --> Site Management. Unpark mount first, then at Park Options, click "Default", then "Write Data". Then try to Park again. I'd suggest you disconnect and restart KStars, and then connect to EQMod mount again and check its parking position now.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Temperature bug in Ekos' in the forum. 4 hours 56 minutes ago

Are you using PPA stable or nightly? I believe there was a patch recently to improve temperature reporting for Canon cameras.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'remote solver | unable to solve' in the forum. 6 hours 24 minutes ago

There isn't enough in the logs to say why it failed. I might make Ekos try to ekos the maximum binning by default for new users. I use 4x4 all the time on my QSI583

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'PECInterface' in the forum. 6 hours 40 minutes ago

That's a great idea. Can you also patch EQMod to take into account these changes along with OneStep? A PR would be great to examine everything in one place, but overall I like this!

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Jasem Mutlaq thanked james_lan in topic PECInterface 6 hours 42 minutes ago
Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Where do I set the initial (parking) coordinates of the mount?' in the forum. 6 hours 43 minutes ago

Please edit your signature and add all your equipment, what OS you use, what version..etc because I keep asking what drivers/equipment being used.

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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'Temperature bug in Ekos' in the forum. 6 hours 45 minutes ago

What driver is this?

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Jasem Mutlaq thanked the.cakemaker in topic kstars frustrations 6 hours 46 minutes ago
Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'kstars frustrations' in the forum. 6 hours 48 minutes ago

knro wrote: Hello Albert,

I just watched the video. I think you need to understand the basics of astrophotography terms first.

1. Alignment/Astrometry: To make sure that where the telescope is pointing is what you actually seeing. If the telescope in KStars was centered on Arcturus, then you should see Arcturus exactly in the center of your image. But since mounts have errors in tracking, it's not usually the case, there is always some offset. So the alignment module in KStars is to make sure that the mount is properly aligned.. i.e. what you see in KStars should be what you get on your camera precisely.

2. Guiding: Since most astrophotography images needs to be long exposure, we need to collect data/photons from exactly the same area in the sky. Imagine if you take a photo with your phone was moving it around, it would look blurry, right? The same applies to astrophotos. We mitigate this by selecting one star in the frame and telling Ekos: Please keep this star exactly where it is in the frame! If it moves any direction, move the mount to this locked position so we grantee the overall frame is the same. But for this, you need a second CCD camera. You cannot use one camera for both guiding and capture (well, you can with some models from SBIG, but for ASI no).

3. For Celestron Evolution, you can also try INDI Celestron Evolution Mount. Not sure how stable it is now, but it is an option.

I noted that the mount was not tracking (i.e. it needs to be pointing at the same location in the sky). Usually, I would completely avoid using arrow keys to move the mount. After you set it up with the hand controller, then only use Track from KStars and nothing else.

So steps are usually like this:
1. Connect to Equipment
2. Focus (make sure stars appear focused)
3. Align (Capture & Solve with Slew to Target selected)
4. If you have a separate guide camera, then Guide
5. Now you can capture!

I hope this clears up any confusion in how to use Ekos.



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Jasem Mutlaq replied to the topic 'kstars frustrations' in the forum. 6 hours 49 minutes ago

Hello Albert,

I just watched the video. I think you need to understand the basics of astrophotography terms first.

1. Alignment/Astrometry: To make sure that where the telescope is pointing is what you actually seeing. If the telescope in KStars was centered on Arcturus, then you should see Arcturus exactly in the center of your image. But since mounts have errors in tracking, it's not usually the case, there is always some offset. So the alignment module in KStars is to make sure that the mount is properly aligned.. i.e. what you see in KStars should be what you get on your camera precisely.

2. Guiding: Since most astrophotography images needs to be long exposure, we need to collect data/photons from exactly the same area in the sky. Imagine if you take a photo with your phone was moving it around, it would look blurry, right? The same applies to astrophotos. We mitigate this by selecting one star in the frame and telling Ekos: Please keep this star exactly where it is in the frame! If it moves any direction, move the mount to this locked position so we grantee the overall frame is the same. But for this, you need a second CCD camera. You can use one camera for both guiding and capture (you can with some models from SBIG, but for ASI no).

3. For Celestron Evolution, you can also try INDI Celestron Evolution Mount. Not sure how stable it is now, but it is an option.

I noted that the mount was not tracking (i.e. it needs to be pointing at the same location in the sky). Usually, I would completely avoid using arrow keys to move the mount. After you set it up with the hand controller, then only use Track from KStars and nothing else.

So steps are usually like this:
1. Connect to Equipment
2. Focus (make sure stars appear focused)
3. Align (Capture & Solve with Slew to Target selected)
4. If you have a separate guide camera, then Guide
5. Now you can capture!

I hope this clears up any confusion in how to use Ekos.

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Jasem Mutlaq thanked Albert Szostkiewicz in topic kstars frustrations 7 hours 4 minutes ago

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